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Chemistry is an essential requirement for the following courses
Medicine UCC, UCD
Human Nutrition, DIT
Med Lab Science, DIT
The subject aims to provide a relevant course for students who will complete their study of chemistry at this level while, at the same time, providing a foundation course for those who will continue to study chemistry or related subjects following completion of their Leaving Certificate. The syllabus consists of approximately 70% pure chemistry; the remaining 30% deals with the social and applied aspects of chemistry.
1. Periodic Table and Atomic Structure.
2. Chemical Bonding.
3. Stoichiometry, Formulas and Equations.
4. Volumetric Analysis.
5. Fuels and Heats of Reaction.
6. Rates of Reaction.
7. Organic Chemistry.
8. Chemical Equilibrium.
9. Environmental Chemistry: Water
Option 1 is taken in our school - Additional Industrial Chemistry and Atmospheric Chemistry.
There are 28 Mandatory experiments to be carried out and recorded.
Leaving Certificate Chemistry is assessed by means of a terminal examination paper. Students are required to keep a record of their practical work over the two years of the course.
Leaving Cert Chemistry Syllabus
Exam Papers and Marking Schemes
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